Walter Electric
3rd year as a Best Pick
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Walter Electric has received 5 out of 5 stars (A-rating) based on 184 customer surveys conducted by Best Pick Reports.
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"Walter Electric's mission is to provide the best in residential and commercial electrical service. Our team of expert electricians always communicates to customers at every step of the service process. Honesty, integrity, and courteous service is what we promise, and high-quality, fast service is what we deliver."

Donna Boesl | President
Company Information
Services Offered
Walter Electric repairs and installs outlets, switches, fans, indoor and outdoor lighting, circuit breakers, panel upgrades, power surge protection, and whole-house generators. The company also offers troubleshooting repairs, home rewiring, and 24-hour emergency electrical service.
Warranty
Labor is warranted for six months.
Company History
The local company was established in 2015 by Donna and Gus Boesl, who each have over 30 years of experience in the electrical industry.
Distinctions
Gus Boesl, COO, is a Master Electrician, and Walter Electric was voted Best Electrician in the 2016 and 2017 Baltimore Magazine readers' polls. The company is a member of the Maryland Multi-Housing Association.
Employee Information
Employees wear uniforms, drive marked vehicles, and undergo background checks and drug testing.
Licenses
#3180
Areas Served
Bethesda, Chevy Chase, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Montgomery Village, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Columbia, Elkridge, Ellicott City, Laurel, Annapolis, Crofton, Glen Burnie, Odenton, Pasadena, Severn, Severna Park, Bowie, Hyattsville, Lanham, Laurel
HOMEOWNER REVIEWS SELECTED FROM SURVEYS COLLECTED:

“Great professional service, and did not suggest we do anything extra if we didn't need to. Will definitely use them again in the future!”

“He was great.”

“Very good service and tech knew what he was doing.”

“It was really nice to have a good customer service rep as well as a good electrician. I have to be honest and say that with all of the contracting companies I've ever worked with, this was the best experience I've ever had. Communication skills were top-notch, and the quality of work was excellent.”

“I love Walter Electric. They came out, gave an estimate, came back, and did a great job. I would highly recommend—A+.”

“I was so impressed with the follow-up and follow-through. The representative kept me informed every step of the way and made sure I did what I needed to do—great company.”

“I had a drop ceiling and fluorescent lighting removed and recessed lighting and pole lamps installed in my kitchen. In addition, I had three outside lighting fixtures replaced. I was extremely pleased with the quality of work—A.”

“Wonderful customer service. Expert, reliable, knowledgeable and polite technicians. Will use them again. Very satisfied- they knew what to do and they did it and they did it well!”

“The technician, Mr. Meeker, is courteous and efficient. I highly recommend him and Walter Electric, he represents the brand very well.”

“Great job.”

“Prompt and dependable with great service.”

“Excellent friendly knowledgeable professional technician.”

“Fast & efficient service.”

“The guy did an excellent job.”

“The Electrician arrived on time, assessed the problem and clearly explained what needed to be done to resolve the issue. Good job!”

“The work I needed done, was done properly and in a timely fashion. The technician was prompt and very polite. He also took the time to explain to me what he was doing.”

“Walter Electric replaced a lamppost in our front yard. They needed to use concrete. They were professional and careful—did not even harm the flowers around the lamppost. It stands straight and lights up—just what we wanted! They showed up on time and did the job well. Very personable. An overall pleasant experience. I would call them back again!”

“We are very pleased with the work. The electrician Bill Dean showed up on time, and had a very clean work area and was a pleasure to talk to. We will gladly use Walter Electric again.”

“I was quite nervous in contacting any electrician in my area, since living in this house for 12 years, it has numerous issues (house is approx'ly 52 years), and other electricians I have had in the past were inept. After doing some research, I decided to contact Walter Electricians. I was not disappointed. The electrician assigned to my house was very experienced, patient! And very cordial, and very professional. I hopefully, in the near future, would like to have Walter Electricians assist with more electrical work with this house, and would like to have the same electrician, though he may need assistance with what else I require to be done.”

“The electrician came to replace 2 old outdoor motion lights. While here, he also advised us as to the different ways that an electrical receptacle could be incorporated into our lamppost light. He was very pleasant. We enjoyed talking with him.”

“They replaced the internal parts of our 4-tube fluorescent light.”

“Work completed before I could get to my rental; this was GREAT!!!!!!”

“Very happy with the work provided.”

“Great service!”

“Electrician Bill was very knowledgeable. Job was completed quickly. All electrical issues and new outlets was done very well. Very satisfied and would use again for another project.”

“The electrician was very professional and took the time to explain the process and offer advice.”

“The Electrician was punctual, very personable and he identified the problem quickly and resolved it.”

“They did a great job. Very prompt.”

“Awesome job done in a timely, professional manner.”

“I had a difficult problem - a light up a tall pole over water with the casing weathered shut tight. Electrician came and with lots of effort fixed my problem in a way the same problem shouldn't happen again. I couldn't be more pleased with Walter Electric!”

“Very easy company to work with great people!”

“Very knowledgeable.”

“I had a wonderful experience with them. They came on time, told me what it was going to cost, did it, and that's what it cost. They did everything how they said they'd do it, when they said they would do it, and I can't ask for anything more than that. They fixed my outside light because in my neighborhood, it automatically goes on.”

“I'm a real estate agent, and I was selling a house that had electrical switch problems. According to the contract, the repairs had to be done by a licensed technician, so I hired them to come in and correct the switches. They have a flat fee for coming, and I assume that's pretty much the same for all service people. When they add time, they add it in 15-minute increments. The fella that came out took care of it right away and could have billed me for 15 more minutes but didn't. I'd give them an A+.”

“He was very knowledgeable and friendly. They were installing an electrical outlet.”

“They were fine, and they did their work fine.”

“They just got on with the job and got it done. They installed our garbage disposal.”

“They put up a light fixture for me and removed a connection into the electric box. The service technician was very knowledgeable and nice, and he asked if he could quote me for anything else I needed to get done. It ended up being a same-day service call because I was moving out of the area. The company I had originally hired to do the work couldn't do it, so it was a last-minute kind of thing. I'd rate them an A.”

“They switched a light switch pull cord out in the basement. They're good. We had to call three electricians to get someone to come out, and they were the ones who actually returned our calls and came out.”

“Basically, they followed up on a home inspection when we were selling our house. They were prompt and worked efficiently. He explained what he was doing, and he did what he said he would do. I chose them because they were local. I give them an A.”

“They rewired my electrical box, which was good all the way around. I was satisfied. I chose them because they were able to come after hours, so that was good.”

“We had a great experience with them. They did what they were supposed to do, were professional, acted professional, and did the work. I was happy and haven't had any complaints about it. My husband found out about it. I would rate them an A.”

“I had some appliance work done, and they were prompt. They came out when they said they would, and that worked out really well for me. It was chilly, and they were working on the electrical capacity for my furnace. They came out and took care of the problem, and I was quite satisfied. Based on my experience, I'd grade him an A.”

“I had lost electrical power in two bedrooms, a bathroom, and a couple of receptacles. A friend told me about them. I liked it because they came out and fixed it. Another company came in who charged me for something, but they couldn't do it and still wanted to get paid. I'd give Walter Electric an A because they fixed all my problems.”

“Everything was good, so all thumbs up.”

“They were taking a look at some circuits that didn't respond when I tried to plug in some appliances. The gentleman was very thorough, did a lot of testing, and found the root of the problem very quickly. They get an A.”

“It was very positive. He changed an electric socket so I could hook up a new stove. He came when he said he was going to come, was on time, and was pleasant enough. He was very helpful, and he even went beyond what he had to do and did a little something extra.”

“Our son had a house fire, and we had Walter Electric do the electrical work. We were dealing with them long distance, from out of state, and they were able to help us. They're an A.”

“They replaced a plug that melted. His professionalism was nice, and his mannerisms were really good. He wasn't ill mannered in any way.”

“They installed a timer, they were professional, and the guy was really nice. We chose them because they could come out the quickest. They're an A company.”

“They came, checked the thermostat, and knew what they were doing.”

“They checked out the system because I called three people and they were the only ones who could come out. I'd give them an A.”

“They were fast and efficient, and they got the job done in good time. They installed track lighting. I sent them an email, and they got back to me pretty quick. They'd definitely be an A.”

“I had two electrical problems that they came and took care of pretty quickly. I had two circuits blow out, and they found what the problem was. The guy was thorough, and I felt like it was good value. I'll give him an A.”

“They were good, did what was needed, and were nice about it, which was pretty much all I was looking for. They installed a new electrical outlet and fixed one of my electrical sockets. I'd grade them an A.”

“They were very responsive and able to take care of everything quick. They added a plug in a garage and laundry room.”

“They were on time, showed up, called, and did the work. We paid for it, and it worked fine. I called them to install new fire detectors. I would recommend them.”

“They were prompt, they were courteous, and they worked hard. They were fixing a light. I was pleased with him. I give them an A.”

“I liked the fact that they showed up on time every morning no matter what they were doing. When they said they'd show up at eight, they were there at eight or earlier. They did the retrofitting on all the outlets and lights in the house and did two new circuits for the sump pump. I have not had to call them back. They get an A.”

“They were very personable and answered any questions I asked. I was set on having my TV mounted in the living room, but he explained to me what the problem would be—my fireplace was preventing me from having that done, and my house would almost have to be rebuilt in the front room. But he was able to mount it in the bedroom. Another company installed the TV, but I needed a socket in the wall. Everything worked out OK. I would give him an A.”

“We would definitely use them again. I'd give them an A—excellent.”

“The gentleman who came out, Bill Dean, was really nice and helpful. When I got in after he was done, it was even better than what I'd originally thought, so he definitely exceeded my expectations. He actually went above and beyond, so I'm looking to probably use him again in the near future. They put in 20 recessed lights throughout my house. I would definitely recommend them.”

“They wired a basement for a generator and rewired some things in our kitchen. We found them through word of mouth because someone we knew recommended them. I think they were really good. They get an A+.”

“He did his job and explained everything, and I'm very comfortable with it. They were working on the light switch. I had no issues. I'd give them an A.”

“Everything was fine. They fixed a few things here and there, so it was all electric work.”

“It's all done, it works fine, and I'm happy. They were taking wires down in my basement. They did a very good job.”

“They did a fine job, and I had no problem with them. I would recommend them to anybody. I rate them A.”

“Walter Electric did everything I needed them to do, and they did a very good job. We had some outlet issues, but once they did the work, there were no problems—everything was perfect. They were very professional, and the guy who came out was very friendly. I have nothing but good things to say. They get an A+.”

“Walter Electric was wonderful. They were quick and nice, and they knew their stuff. We had them check out everything around the electrical part of the fireplace, and he also installed an outlet in the wall above the fireplace. I'd definitely give them an A.”

“Walter Electric was extremely professional, honest, and really thorough, and they knew exactly what to do. I'd just bought the house, and my electric wasn't functioning properly; I would turn something on, and another something would blow. The situation got fixed—A+.”

“They were very good—very good results. We were doing wiring, everything new from nothing. I'd give them an A for excellent with no complaints.”

“Walter Electric had very speedy service. That was the number one thing. It was random electrical stuff that we had to do. They did it perfect the first time. They're an A.”

“They did an excellent job.”

“They checked out a receptacle at the exterior of our house. The person that came in was extremely friendly. He came in and checked out the outlet. The outlet was not working when he got there. He traced some wiring back to that circuit and found something that might have been deficiently installed previously. I was surprised that he found it. We thought it was more serious, and he took the time to research it and found something relatively simple and was able to resolve it. I would give him an A.”

“They were exceptional; it went very well.”

“He did a wonderful job.”

“It was very good. He was a nice guy. He came on time and on schedule. They were installing a timer—beautiful.”

“Walter Electric was checking the electrical panel for my back porch, and they put in a breaker and made sure I had electricity. What I liked is they replied immediately to my request, they were here on time—when they told me they were going to be here—and they made sure it was done, so that was good. I can't say anything negative. They get an A+.”

“They did a great job, and I would call them again—as a matter of fact, I did. They're very good.”

“Walter Electric was honest, quick, and fixed everything. I chose them because they had same-day service.”